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Christmas time in Florence

Christmas time in Florence is always a magical time of year.  By mid-November, stunning Christmas lights are up throughout the city and trees are put up in the major piazzas. Christmas markets are held throughout Italy with lots of mulled wine and sweet treats to enjoy. The famous German market in Piazza Santa Croce is a […]

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Making Reservations in Italian

If you are dining in Italy, you are bound to be making reservations in Italian. In fact, making reservations is a necessity in order to secure a table at your preferred time and restaurant in many establishments. Making a reservation in another language, especially over the phone, can be quite intimidating. Many times the person […]

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Thoughts from Italy- Another Possible Lockdown?

The world watched as Italy went through it’s lockdown in March learning what was coming their way and now, Here we go again….. We all know it’s nearing and no matter how much we don’t want to believe another lockdown could happen again in Italy, the signs are all present that it will. We see the […]

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English words that mean something else in Italian – Part 1

There are some English words that mean something else in Italian. These are sometimes called false friends. When learning a new language, it is easy to be fooled into thinking you know the meaning of a word because it sounds or means something in your mother tongue language. However, be careful! There are a number […]

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Round 2 – Italian Slang words

Here is Round 2 of Italian Slang words! Italian Slang words are not always easy to understand but are commonly used in the real world of using the Italian language. Although not usually covered in formal Italian classes, this video by Italian for Americans has got you covered so you know the meaning when you hear these […]

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Italian Elective Residence Visa

An Italian Elective Residence Visa is a visa for foreigners including those who are retired or with high self-sustaining incomes and financial assets. These people have chosen Italy as the country of permanent residence and are able to support themselves autonomously. This means without having to rely on employment while in Italy, whether as dependent […]

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Must try foods of Tuscany

There are loads of delicious foods in Tuscany but here are 6 authentic must try foods of Tuscany you can’t miss for a classic taste of this region. Pappardelle with wild boar ragu This dish consists of wide ribbons of pasta in a meaty tomato sauce. It is a staple in Tuscany and found in […]

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5 Italian Customs that Americans Have Trouble Understanding

This video by Italian for Americans covers 5 Italian Customs Americans have trouble understanding. Coffee – Americans tend to drink large coffees and take their time drinking them sitting at a table while Italians drink their small coffees fast and often standing up at a bar. Rules at restaurants – Italian follow an order of […]

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Italian words and phrases related to shopping

Everyone does a little shopping while in Italy. Whether you are shopping for clothes or food, these Italian words and phrases will come in handy. Video courtesy of Italian Made Easy. Manu Venditti, 100% born and bred Italian, polyglot is a real Italian teacher with over 20 years of experience teaching Italian to English speakers. […]

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GRANDMA’S COOKING

Here is a funny bit by Sebastian Maniscalco about Grandma’s cooking in an Italian family. In this stand up act, Sebastian remembers his grandmother’s cooking and what it was like growing up in an Italian family. For more funny videos by Sebastian Maniscalco talking about his Italian family click here.

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